To say Russell makes films on biology is sort of like saying Rodin threw some clay on a table and a few minutes later came up with a figure representative of a human. 'Light Microscope' starts out didactically (Russell was a former K-12 biology teacher) in instructing the student on proper microscope technique, then goes off into the hyperspace of lighting techniques, using light and colored filters, that make otherwise difficult-to-see phenomena visible. This film, frankly, borders on psychedelia, and shows the technology Russell himself uses to make his visually arresting films.
January 6, 2010 Subject:
This has everything I look for in an educational film! Mind-bending visuals, soothing avuncular voiceover and quirky psychedelic soundtrack! Can anyone tell me anything about Forrest Boothe, who contributed the music and sound mix?
September 4, 2009 Subject:
Beautiful images of pondwater, plants, and particularly crystal growth in addition to fine narration make this a thoroughly enjoyable educational experience.
August 11, 2008 Subject:
Extraordinary Scientific Film
This is a remarkable film whether you are interested in science or not. It has some fine visuals so download the high definition file.